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International Journal of Society Systems Science

International Journal of Society Systems Science (IJSSS)

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  • A Distributed and Transparent Food Supply Chain Management System Using Blockchain and IoT Technologies   Order a copy of this article
    by Atanu Kumar Biswas, M.hoq Chowdhury 
    Abstract: The food supply chain is the most crucial supply chain on our planet. Most of the existing works on food supply-chain systems do not consider features like food-supply origin traceability, food processing actual timestamps, proper money distribution facility among the parties, and a customer feedback evaluation system at the same time. To make the food supply chain more efficient, this paper proposes an immutable, distributed, and transparent food supply chain using IoT and blockchain technologies. This paper develops a blockchain system using raspberry pi, in which the transaction data is created from the sensors and database data. Three different blockchains are developed for customers, warehouses, and farmers. Customer blockchain is public and anyone can participate in this. Other blockchains are private and require registration for participation. Our experimental results based on sensors and block-chain data show that our proposed scheme improves 96.83% of the existing schemes time.
    Keywords: Blockchain; Supply Chain; IoT; Food; Sensor; Immutability; Transparency; Distributed Ledger.

  • The Role of Women on Board Moderate the Influence Anti-Bribery Information on ASEAN Firm Performance   Order a copy of this article
    by Desi Zulvina, Doddy Setiawan 
    Abstract: The research aims to examine the anti-bribery information effect on ASEAN firm performance and investigate the role of women on board moderate the effect of anti-bribery on firm performance of ASEAN mining companies. The research sample is the ASEAN mining firm period 2017-2019. The study is a quantitative empirical study and we used STATA tools to run the panel data regression technique. Non-financial data such as anti-bribery disclosure and the proportion of women on boards are collected from the annual report. Financial data such as corporate performance (ROA, ROE, and Tobins Q) and control variables are obtained from Thomson and Reuters datasets. The research found that anti-bribery disclosure had a negative effect on operational performance (ROA) and market performance (Tobin's Q), but had no effect on financial performance (ROE). The result also found that the presence of women strengthened the negative relationship of anti-bribery disclosure on financial performance (ROA) in ASEAN mining companies.
    Keywords: anti-bribery disclosure; firm performance; board gender diversity; corporate social responsibility.

  • Sales of Hand Sanitizers in the Indian Market Factors and Consumer Perceptions   Order a copy of this article
    by Rishi Sahai, Pratap Chandra Mandal 
    Abstract: Hand sanitizers have emerged as basic necessities with the outbreak of the Covid pandemic. The study aims to understand consumer behavior towards hand sanitizers and to highlight the attributes of hand sanitizers which consumers consider important while selecting a hand sanitizer to purchase. Primary and secondary data are collected and are statistically analyzed. Exploratory factor analysis is performed to develop a factor structure. The six factors which emerge from the analysis include ingredients of the sanitizer, properties of the sanitizer, branding of the sanitizer, efficacy of the sanitizer, cost-effectiveness of the sanitizer, and alcohol content in the sanitizer. This research would be useful for academicians and researchers who could develop hand sanitizers which are more hygienic and consumer-friendly. Marketing managers of firms selling hand sanitizers would greatly benefit as this study could help them shape their marketing campaigns and in turn improve their product sales.
    Keywords: hand hygiene; efficacy; hand washing; Coronavirus; consumer perception; factor analysis.

  • Awareness and Promotion of Green Human Resource Management Practices in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana   Order a copy of this article
    by Nana Yaw Oppong, Rebecca Winnefred Agyemang 
    Abstract: Green initiatives in businesses have received attention in recent years and human resource management (HRM) departments have important role to play. The study sought to explore the awareness and promotion of Green HRM in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. The study was qualitative and adopted a case study design. Nine non-academic senior members whose work involved Green HRM practices were purposively sampled and in-depth interviews were conducted to collect qualitative data, which were analysed using inter-textual analytical tool. It emerged that participants had none to moderate knowledge of Green HRM; UCC had not made any special effort to spread the awareness; and there was no documented policy on Green HRM. However, there were some Green HRM interventions though employees were not aware of being Green HRM practices. It is recommended the University should design a Green HRM policy and to make employees aware of the importance of practicing Green HRM to contribute towards the achievement of environmental sustainability.
    Keywords: Green HRM; University of Cape Coast; green initiative; none-academic senior members.